Published on: August 13, 2018

The documentary film “Hippocratic: 18 Experiments in Gently Shaking the World” was screened in Karamsad and Ahmedabad, Gujarat on July 7 and on July 8, 2018 respectively.

The screening at Pramukhswami Medical College, Karamsad, was followed by an interaction session with Dr M. R. Rajagopal. Dr Bhalendu Vaishnav (HoD, Medicine), Dr Alpa Patel (HoD, Anesthesia & Pain and Palliative Care Services) and Dr Priyanaka Srivastava (Consultant Oncologist) were the other panelists who interacted with the audience. The panel discussion was co-ordinated by Dr Uday Shankar Singh (HoD, Community Medicine). About 140 participants participated in the event, including staff and students of the institute, volunteers, community members and healthcare providers from other institutes.

This event was preceded by two screening sessions for students from medical, nursing and physiotherapy, and were attended by around 150 students.

Our congratulations and gratitude to Dr Dinesh for organizing these events.

In Ahmedabad, the screening was organised on July 8, 2018 by The Gujarat Cancer Society, Gujarat Cancer & Research Institute, GCS Medical College, Hospital & Research Center.

The program was attended by caregivers, patients, medical students and palliative care supporters. There was a question-answer session, following the screening of the film. Eminent oncologists participated in the discussion. It was a great opportunity for palliative care physicians of Gujarat to meet pioneers like Dr M T Bhatia and Dr M R Rajagopal.

Kudos to Dr Geeta Joshi, Dr Priti Sanghavi and team, who worked hard to organize the event and for making it a grand success.